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Pre-reg focus

Getting over the first patient nerves

Olympia Haralambous reflects on her first month as a hospital pre-reg optometrist


My first month as a pre-reg optometrist has been intense, but brilliant so far. The hospital has provided a fantastic environment, which has enabled me to put the theory that I learned at university into practice. Despite only being here for a short amount of time so far, I have already been given the first-hand opportunity to witness many of the eye conditions that I studied over the years.

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